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Running is a form of exercise that can be done at anytime and anywhere.

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An Overview of Running

For the majority of people, running is a way to keep fit as it can be done at any pace, over any distance. But at a competitive level there are many different distances for events, from the 100m to ultra-marathons, all of which require different training and techniques.

Running is for everyone. It is the perfect way to get active - it's free and you can start right outside your front door. Comfortable sports clothing and a suitable pair of trainers is all you need.

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport believe running / jogging is for everyone and is most fun when shared with others. Try one of our group runs to find out for yourself...

Benefits

Regular running can reduce your risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood and keep your weight under control. Running also helps to get rid of excessive adrenalin and other stress hormones, boosts your mood and keeps you fit.

To feel the full benefits, make sure you warm up, cool down and stretch, before and after every session. Exercise tips on how to do this can be found using the NHS exercise guide.

Costs

Running is free, you can do it anywhere!

Involvement

If you are new to running, or you've not been active for a while, you may want to build your fitness levels gently by walking before you move on to running. Couch to 5K is a free nine-week running plan from NHS Change 4 Life especially designed for people who want to work on their fitness levels. Or if you prefer to run with friends Beginners Running Leicestershire can help you find a beginners running group in your local area.

Equipment

Running requires very little equipment, but a good pair of running shoes that suit your foot type will reduce the risk of injury.

Find Running Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

Couch to 5K

Get off the couch and running 5K in just 9 weeks. Grab your trainers and follow the step-by-step audio instructions.

Find a Guide Database (Guide Running)

Running is a great way to get fit, enjoy the outdoors and meet other people. England Athletics and British Blind Sport have created the Find a Guide Database to help you start, get back to or stay run

parkrun

parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world.

RunTogether

RunTogether provides fun, friendly, supportive and inclusive running opportunities for everyone: whatever your ability or time availability.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

National Governing Bodies

British Athletics

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Contact Telephone
0121 713 8400

England Athletics

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Contact Telephone
0121 347 6543
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enquiries@englandathletics.org
Buzz Derby City Joggers

Buzz Derby City Joggers

Come and join us for a friendly social run catering for all paces!

Derby Joggers Alvaston Park

Derby Joggers Alvaston Park

A fun and friendly Jogging Group

Derby Joggers Mackworth

Derby Joggers Mackworth

A fun and friendly intermediate group. All welcome!

Allestree Aces Jog Derbyshire Group

Allestree Aces Jog Derbyshire Group

We are a small friendly Jog Derbyshire Group from beginners to intermediate runners. For information on the group please contact Helen Treece directly.
The group normally run on a Monday at 6pm. But please be aware that times and days can change so do co

Derby Joggers Springwood

Derby Joggers Springwood

A fun and friendly group for beginners. Everyone welcome :-)

Jog Allenton

Jog Allenton

A friendly beginners jogging group. All welcome!

Mickleover Joggers

Mickleover Joggers

Friendly, all abilities Jogging Group. Safe routes around the Mickleover area.
Based at Mickleover Sports Club, Station Road, Mickleover.
We will also be running a Couch to 5k program, this costs £30 per person*

Shelton Striders Running Club

Shelton Striders Running Club

Running club catering for all abilities. Emphasis on friendship, fun and fitness.

Howitt Primary Community School

Howitt Primary Community School

Howitt is a larger than average Primary School with approximately 400 pupils. We are lucky to have our own purpose built Nursery so that children can learn here from an early age. In main school, there are 2 classes for each year group.

Ilkeston Joggers

Ilkeston Joggers

Fun and friendly mixed ability jogging group in Ilkeston. Everyone welcome. It's FREE!

Minimum age is 12 years old supervised by an adult and 16 years old unsupervised.

Buzz Derby City Joggers (Monday)

Buzz Derby City Joggers (Monday)

Come and join us for a friendly social run catering for all paces!

Rutland Run & Tri Club

Rutland Run & Tri Club

Information on free, beginner friendly and inclusive running groups in Leicestershire and Rutland

Race for Life – Loughborough

Race for Life – Loughborough

This is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research.

Race for Life - Leicester

Race for Life - Leicester

5k and 10k available.

Tokyo Olympics 2020

Tokyo Olympics 2020

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from 23rd July to 8th August 2021.